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Mark Henry
Talk amongst yourselves... blink.gif

http://www.ebay.com/itm/252861797067
pete000
Minor rust, easy fix !
bretth
Must have been sitting at the bottom of ocean for some time?
Jonathan Livesay
Damn!
ssuperflyoldguy
It will sell & someone will fix, I had one of those in the 80's, traded it for a vw convertible because what's a bus going to be worth in the future.... The vert has held steady at $3500, bus would be a $35k one at least. I can't even afford a regular bus, sometimes you can get a cool top cut off & marry it to a reg bus... that's what I would do... Corvair engine & disk brakes tho....
matthepcat
54 bids?!! Holy hell...for what?!

What do these sell for not rusted to bits?
poorsche914
QUOTE(matthepcat @ Apr 13 2017, 11:58 PM) *

54 bids?!! Holy hell...for what?!

What do these sell for not rusted to bits?

More than a factory 914-6 blink.gif

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RickS
Whole new meaning to 'air cooled'.
Jason 914-6
wide tyres must've been for beach driving in the waves. sad.gif
body work just needs a good buff dry.gif
mangrum
QUOTE(ssuperflyoldguy @ Apr 13 2017, 07:11 PM) *

... top cut off & marry it to a reg bus...


That's what someone will probably do with this one. Kinda like buying a junk 914/6 and "convert" a /4 into a /6.
rhodyguy
I think one went well north of 100k at either mecum or bj recently.
KELTY360
Looks fine to me....except the screw heads on the vin plate need to be indexed.
7TPorsh
If that had the double side doors it would be at 30k.
Mark Henry


$11200 now, one day left. Here's where it will get interesting.

QUOTE(matthepcat @ Apr 13 2017, 11:58 PM) *

54 bids?!! Holy hell...for what?!

What do these sell for not rusted to bits?


23 window about the same as a 356 preA.

http://jalopnik.com/5815611/this-is-what-a...-bus-looks-like

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/det....php?id=2045303

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/det....php?id=1970772

21 window buses are a bit cheaper.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/det....php?id=2031224

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/det....php?id=1974572


QUOTE(ssuperflyoldguy @ Apr 13 2017, 07:11 PM) *

sometimes you can get a cool top cut off & marry it to a reg bus... that's what I would do...


You can buy a repro 21/23 window roof kit for $5000.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/det....php?id=1476437
Mark Henry
$11,300, 5 hours left, the last minutes snipers will be fun to watch if you have the time. smile.gif
Cracker
surely there is some shilling going on here...

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it just needs to be buffed out
tomeric914
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Rand
That's a rough one for sure, but given the value of the rare 23-window bus, what are the going rates? Can you find a better one for less than $10k?
raynekat
Kindig It Design grafted a 21 window top onto a regular bus base. Restored and customized, it went for over $200k recently at a BarretJackson auction. VW buses, old ones, in any kind of condition have some legs.

It was a very cool and nice bus if that's any consolation.....
raynekat
Very nice early buses are always $100k plus these days. There's a price point for ya.
flat4guy
basically you are buying a vin tag.
Olympic 914
WOW

Jumped from 11,000 to 20,000 in the last 15 seconds. bunch of snipers on that one.

SirAndy
QUOTE(Olympic 1.7 @ Apr 19 2017, 06:02 PM) *
WOW
Jumped from 11,000 to 20,000 in the last 15 seconds. bunch of snipers on that one.

Sold for 20k ...
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VegasRacer
QUOTE(Olympic 1.7 @ Apr 19 2017, 06:02 PM) *

bunch of snipers on that one.


Sniping is the only way to bid. ar15.gif
Edward Blume
In Sane
mangrum
I paid $900 for a good condition running driving '67 21 window in 1980. It's one of those "boy I wish I still had that car." VWs were the gateway drug to 914's for me smoke.gif

QUOTE(RobW @ Apr 20 2017, 09:34 AM) *

In Sane

Java2570
My brother shared this one with me from the Palm Beach auction:

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Even...MICROBUS-205891
raynekat
QUOTE(Java2570 @ Apr 20 2017, 08:30 AM) *

My brother shared this one with me from the Palm Beach auction:

https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Even...MICROBUS-205891



With buyer premium, that's well over $300k for that bus.

Kind of like the early 911 market...sky high and never coming back.
Chris H.
You can buy pretty much every piece of sheet metal for those. As mentioned before, it doesn't have to have much left of it to totally restore one.
tomeric914
QUOTE(Chris H. @ Apr 21 2017, 07:51 AM) *

You can buy pretty much every piece of sheet metal for those. As mentioned before, it doesn't have to have much left of it to totally restore one.

Yep, from Gersen in Bogota, Columbia. Good quality stuff. They even make gates for single/double cabs, early pressed bumpers and the '58 only bus decklid. Not inexpensive though.

https://klassicfab.com/klassicfab1/en/
Chris H.
Yes! Green metal they call it... idea.gif...makes sense I guess. There was a resto on youtube recently where the builder spent ~$12k on green metal. Replaced a LOT of the underbelly and some outer skin but not all.
914GT
Wolfsburg West in California has replacement sheet metal for these buses, and looks to be less expensive then the place in Columbia even without shipping cost. I replaced the cargo floor and a few other pieces on a 1959 23-window bus last year and the parts seemed reasonable to me, compared to those on a 914. Body and paint was a 6 month project for me and I can't say I'd want to do another one. Getting those big side panels perfectly straight is a lot of work.
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